Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Party Bus & Hot Air Balloon

So the Contiki Tour was basically just one big party when we weren't hiking through the scorching sun or going up in a hot air balloon as stupid o'clock in the morning. Yes, I forgot to mention that I took a hot air balloon ride at 4am and didn't go to sleep from being out on the town the night before. Got back from the bar/club at around 3:30am and the bus arrived ten minutes later to take me and two others (no one else was willing to wake up at stupid o'clock in the morning to go ballooning). And then at the champagne breakfast after the balloon ride the two Irish people I met on the balloon kept trying to get me to drink champagne while I was still trying to sober up and even the people serving the breakfast were trying to tell me I really should keep on the booze! No rest for the wicked in Australia.

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Sunrise after the hot air balloon landed.
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Anyway so as I was saying, at times things got a little out of hand during our nights out as seen here with the bus driver and a person we shall leave anonymous from the tour. This picture was of a competition where a group of people had to get various things from the crowd and whoever came back last with whatever was called out (lit cigarette, 50 cent coin, bra etc...) got eliminated. The showdown for the competition was two teams of two where each team had to do lap dances and then the audience had to cheer on who they thought put on a better performance. I think the picture makes it clear which team won.

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Anonymous said...

Jason, Happy Christmas, It is great to see your pictures and stories - we were at many of the same spots in NZ. Love wolo

John G Root Jr said...

Hi Jason,
MerrY ChristmaS HappY NeW YeaR

the photo's weren't there in Dec 28 just a text pixagogo direct link or something to that effect.

We had a slow Xmas and a good party at Nonny's. It was great to talk to you on the phone!

Love Dad.

pregnant momma said...

Root, we love you and you are definately having a good time. Can't wait to see what else is in store for you. We had a fabulous Christmas, Santa was good to us, and now we are in the final stages of preperation for baby. Love Illona

james lipton said...

chadwick - how goes it?
happy new year matey.

didn't a bomb go off in sydney yesterday? hope you didn't get blowed up...

when are you going back to NZ, and when do you return back home?

got some decent snow on the ground, but winter is really just starting.

be well compadre.

The Intrepid Dr. Root said...

I go back to NZ on the 15th of January and home on the 25th. I am debating on whether to come back to NZ a little later to give me more time to do the many places on the east coast here in Oz.